Castle Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1BS [Map]
Tel: 029 2025 2024
Dempseys, opposite Cardiff Castle, is a relatively small but very friendly Irish pub.
Nothing fancy - just a typical spit n sawdust pub with no pretences to being anything other than that.
The first thing that struck me upon entering Dempsey's were the Celtic football shirts up on the wall, including one signed by Henrik Larsson. Definitely a Celtic supporters bar! Most live matches (including Gaelic football) are shown on a large projector screen just opposite the bar.
Tucked away in the corner of the main bar area you'll often find touring musicians entertaining the drinkers with some Irish jigs. Towards the back of the pub there is a small seating area for those who enjoy a bit of peace and quiet while drinking their Guinness or Harp lager.
Upstairs is an area used to stage theatrical events, poetry recitals and gigs by local bands. There is a monthly mod night called 'Fabulous' as well as a fortnightly Indie disco - 'Twisted By Design'. When the upstairs area is not being used for such events it can be hired out for private functions.
There is a bar food menu available throughout the day.
Posted by Taffy 28th November 2003